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Final Tally
Morrígan Talhaoui Sterling Boone Hudson Radley-Abbott Julius Tyrrell
0 3 9 2
The voting has ended. Hudson Radley-Abbott will be the next Minister for Magic.


Minister for Magic


This will be the official IC vote for Minister for Magic. Here are the rules:
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2042 Minister Election Debates are being held!

Morrígan Talhaoui

MorriganWB

Morrígan Talhaouighost in the machine

「 Age 」
40
「 Species 」
Half-Banshee
「 Occupation 」
British ICW Rep
「 Relationship 」
Married

She steps forth... for the second time. But this time was different. Very different. "Good afternoon, everyone. To those who are still unfamiliar with me... I am Morrígan Talhaoui. Many may remember me from the 2034 election, to which I lost to an honorable opponent in now former Minister Julius Tyrrell. But the one after him... I wish I could pretend that he did not exist but he did, and I witnessed first hand the damage he did from the first day. I'm not going to hide it; I am Half-Banshee from my mother's side of the family. I am not proud of that little detail, the fact that I am allured to death and where it happens; I scream when I witness death. I'm not proud of those things, and he who I certainly refuse to name, only made it worse. But now his time is done and it's time to reverse the crimes he has committed. While I'd love the honor of being the one elected if only to send a huge message to those who may still support him, I realize it's only on certain terms that it will happen. So for my promise to you... Everything that he had pushed into law is to be nullified as soon as I take office. All those previously isolated will be allowed to return to their families and will be given full aid without second question. I also aim to rid the traces of that regime wherever possible. I am dedicated to equality and you will see this from me. You will all have my word for it, not just as a candidate for Minister... but as a witch as well."

Message Me • {{{2}}}

Votes for Morrígan Talhaoui (+0)

Sterling Boone

Sterling B 1

Sterling Boone Ex-Ministry Worker


 – 01:39, November 7, 2019 (UTC)

He shuffled some papers before addressing the voting public. "Hello everyone. I know my face isn't one you saw much of in the recent present, but I felt that it was a good idea to take a lower profile during the Fitzgerald Administration." He paused, then continued. "That said, I believe that what this country needs to do is more forward. Minister Black has begun that difficult work, and I aim to continue it. Our country needs someone to mend the deep wounds, and bring us back into the 2040s. As Minister I would see that all witches and wizards-- regardless of parentage, regardless of who they love, and certainly regardless of whether or not they are fully human, are treated equally under the law. Those who faced persecution will find aid through the Ministry to regain housing, and to find work, and any other resources they need to get back on their feet-- it was at the Ministry's hand they were robbed of all those things, and I believe it is the Ministry's place to restore them. I understand that Hogwarts school has come into question, and I aim to work with the Headmaster and all understandably concerned parents to restore the finest school of witchcraft and wizardry to it's former heights." He gave a nod and then stepped down.


Votes for Sterling Boone (+3)

After some deliberation, she casts her vote for Sterling.
OOC: tbh all the candidates are great so my tiebreaker is the activity level of the user as this is a position that is supposed to require a fairly constant level of activity.
Circularsarah
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19:32, November 11, 2019 (UTC)
65
Single
ISTJ
"...And you, you better run because I am going to destroy you for what you've taken from me."
Will KislerCursebreaker • Less anxious, still a wreck • @free_will
After some deliberation, she casts her vote for Sterling.
OOC: tbh all the candidates are great so my tiebreaker is the activity level of the user as this is a position that is supposed to require a fairly constant level of activity.
Willround
Gringottsresize
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Sexuality
Zodiac
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19:32, November 11, 2019 (UTC)
24
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“It is important to find worth in yourself.” ~Chyler Leigh


Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 13:23, November 14, 2019 (UTC)
She'd found out everything she could about the candidates and of all of them Sterling seemed the best one for the job.


Hudson Radley-Abbott

Hudson WB 2

Hudson Radley-AbbottRavenclaw Alum • Minister for Magic

「 Age 」
31 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Minister
「 Relationship 」
Single

Hudson flashed a smile before his address, wanting to seem friendly and approachable. "Hey everyone. Whilst I'm sure that my face is recognisable for some, for those who don't know who I am, my name is Hudson Radley-Abbott - the current Head of the Department of Education. Though I know I was promoted to the role by the previous Minister, I hope I can redeem this potentially... less than positive titbit of information with the reassurance that, prior, I held a senior role in the department for a few years." He cleared his throat before continuing. "Throughout my time as the Head of the department, I have worked closely with the headmaster of Hogwarts, Professor Chevalier, to make sure that the curriculum remained as open as it could be to all magical species and one that promoted love rather than the hate that Minister Fitzgerald asked of me to try to enact. I firmly believe and standby the work that Ms. Keirs and Minister Black have advocated for our nation; equality and love for all. We are a small community as is and I believe dividing ourselves further serves little purpose other than to spread hate. There's been too much hate in recent years; hate that does not represent our nation in the slightest. As minister I would like to pledge support and aid to all of those who lost their homes, jobs and possessions as a result of Minister Fitzgerald. Whilst I cannot - and will not - guarantee anything, I will make sure that the Ministry will do everything in its power to atone for the actions of our previous minister. Furthermore, as much as the Ministry that Minister Fitzgerald headed was a sign of oppression and hate, I would like this next Ministry, whether I run it or not, to be one of love, tolerance and healing. There are ways in which we magical beings can make our society better but nowhere in that, at all, is hate and division. A muggle-born is the same as a pure-blood and a wizard or witch is the same as a veela, a vampire, a werewolf - anything. We are all equal. Thank you."

Message Me • 02:56, November 7, 2019 (UTC)

Votes for Hudson Radley-Abbott (+9)

Wolfie WB

Wolfie StoneSlytherin Alumnus • WereWolf • Father

「 Age 」
24 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Auror
「 Relationship 」
Single

It was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, he decided to vote for Hudson.

Message Me • {{{2}}}

{{BriannaY|time=04:29, November 8, 2019 (UTC)|Bri=Bri casts her vote for Hudson after some thought.}}

Abby Dahlkemper
Hailey "Poe" Johnston - hufflepuff alumna • vlogger

-we are a different kind, we can do anything, we could be heroes
Message Me – 18:44, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

It had, at first, been difficult for Hailey to see any one of the candidates as better for the role than the rest. While understandable, their platforms had consisted for the most part of healing and rebuilding what Fitzgerald broke during his tenure, and it was her opinion their platform should have consisted about that and paving the way for a boom. Why should anyone who was persecuted come back? What would they be doing, as Ministers, to assure those who had been attacked or had lost relatives that they would be safe? Candidate Talhaoui had refused to even mention Fitzgerald's name, and that in itself was a worrisome fact. The only way to stop history from repeating itself was to acknowledge what had happened and to make amends. She focused on smaller things and didn't look at the bigger picture. Candidate Tyrrell, while having been a very respectable employee and a great Minister, wasn't the fresh breath of air the country needed. Then there was Candidate Boone. While he had a strong platform, there was the question of how effectively he could lead a country when he disappeared when his country needed him most. In contrast, Candidate Radley-Abbott had been hired by Fitzgerald himself, and Hailey still had concerns regarding his morals; at what point would he have said enough is enough? He said it himself; it could have been worst. So when would he have interfered? That said, she genuinely believed everything he claimed his ideals to be fit exactly what she wanted her country to become, hence why, after careful consideration, she placed her vote for him.


EYwb

Eleni YaxleyNap Seeker • Thrill Seeker • Ice Cream Seeker

「 Age 」
34
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
MoM
「 Relationship 」
Taken

There was no question to who Eleni would have voted for. She worked with Hudson, knew his heart (or liked to think she did) and believed he was the best fit. So she voted for him.

Message Me • 12:49, November 12, 2019 (UTC)

MariposaWB3

Mariposa PrewettRavenclaw Alumni | Writer For MPH

「 Age 」
twenty-three
「 Species 」
witch
「 Occupation 」
journalist
「 Relationship 」
single

Mariposa had deliberated long and hard before casting her vote, but, at of the end of the day, she felt like she could trust Mr. Radley-Abbott the most to fufill the promises he spoke of. He seemed like the best candidate.

Message Me • 04:14, November 14, 2019 (UTC)

MargauxWB

Margaux Lefévreslytherin alumni / work in progress artist

「 Age 」
twenty-three
「 Species 」
half-veela
「 Occupation 」
monde irisé
「 Relationship 」
single

Margaux had no doubt in her mind that she would partake in the voting of the next minister, but it was a lot more difficult of a choice on deciding who. Each seemed to have particular pros and cons to their list, but there was simply just a gut-feeling of hers that Candidate Hudson Radley-Abbot was the best decision. So, she went with her instincts.

Message Me • 04:14, November 14, 2019 (UTC)

Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 13:21, November 14, 2019 (UTC)
He'd taken his time and done his research. He knew all the candidates from having worked with them in the past. While he was closest to Julius and it felt bad not to vote for him, having worked with Hudson through the last few years he knew the man and felt that they needed the sort of stronger leadership he would provide over the softer more diplomatic leadership Julius would provide.
PLwb

Piper Lancasterpunk • indecisive • future princess

「 Age 」
Eighteen
「 Species 」
Witch
「 Occupation 」
Hogwarts Liaison
「 Relationship 」
Single

Like many others, it seemed Piper wasn't the only one who was torn between the candidates. Not that she knew this, of course. Each candidate had something she liked but in the end she voted Hudson. He was someone who made sure Hogwarts was safe as it could be over the past few years and for that, Piper decided to vote for him.

Message Me • 01:28, November 15, 2019 (UTC)

Silas WB!

Professor Silas ChevalierSlytherin Alumni • Headmaster

「 Age 」
40 y/o
「 Species 」
Wizard
「 Occupation 」
Professor
「 Relationship 」
Married to Michaela

Silas had quite a good working relationship with Hudson, and thus was more than willing to show support by voting for him.

Message Me • 02:07, November 15, 2019 (UTC)


Julius Tyrrell

JuliusPoster3


Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Former Minister for Magic -Advisor to the Minister

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - {{{time}}}

"By now, I would like to think I don't need to introduce myself to you. But, I suppose for those few out there, I am Julius Tyrrell, former IMC Head, former Senior Undersecretary, and former Minister for Magic.

I know not many people expected to see me here again, however, I felt as if I needed to. After deciding to not seek re-election after my first term, in hopes to enjoy time with my family while my children grew up, turned out to be an awful mistake. Upon not seeking re-election, I allowed a cruel, evil tyrant to take my place, and for that, I deeply and truly apologize. Maybe things would have been different, or maybe they would have played out the same. Who truly knows? However, I feel like I wouldn't be doing my part if I didn't try to put back the pieces I left behind. Now is a time that we need to come together as a nation in order to rebuild our damaged society.

We're now in a transition time. Moving away from the wreckage of Alistair Fitzgerald towards our new normal. Things won't be the same, and they will take time. But, with the right leadership, both at the helm of the Ministry and throughout its departments, we can start heading in the right direction.

In this time of change and uncertainty, what the Ministry needs now is strong leadership and knowledge to guide us through this new terrain. Having already held this position, I can get started on the work needed. I don't need to find my way through the nuances and the learning curves that can take up so much of the time starting out in this position. While Ferlen Black has gotten us started down the path, we don't have time to waste on a new person finding their place. All of the candidates standing before you today would each do great things on a normal playing field. I would like to rebuild the foundation of the ministry and take us back to our roots so that these candidates can stand upon a strong ministry again in the coming years and show us what they are truly capable of, instead of fighting their way through the sludge before they can truly affect any sort of change. I know we all want to undo the pain and nightmare caused by Fitzgerald, but I believe that I have the ability to do so quickly and efficiently.

I would like to promise you all these great these that I will bring to the ministry, but for now those need to be put on hold while things are mended. We need to be fully functioning and on our own two feet before that can really happen. Down the road, we can shoot for the stars, but let’s pick up the pieces first.

Let me use my knowledge and experience to dig us out of the pit left behind by Alistair Fitzgerald. Allow me to rebuild our ministry and our country back to where we once were, so that our future, these dedicated individuals before you, have the chance to make our nation even greater. With this opportunity, we can rebuild and recover. I have the faith that we can undo the injustices of the past couple years and come together stronger than before. I will do what I can to lead us out of the dark and onto a path of prosperity."

Votes for Julius Tyrrell (+2)

Maria-gif-21
Maria Petukhova - potioneerprofessorhead of ravenclaw

- "What you'll go looking for, that you will find."
Message Me  - 19:21, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

She knew Julius did well when he was minister before, thus decided to cast her vote for him.
Bailey WB!2

Bailey JeonRavenclaw Alumni • Jeon Patriarch

「 Age 」
35 y/o
「 Species 」
Werewolf
「 Occupation 」
Senior Undersecretary
「 Relationship 」
Married to Teagan

Bailey knew exactly what Julius was capable of, and for that reason Bailey was happy to cast his vote for Julius.

Message Me • 02:07, November 15, 2019 (UTC)


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